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Notre Dame College students, faculty, staff and friends will be ducking and dodging again this year to raise money for a scholarship in memory of a revered professor.

The College will host the 4th Annual Josie Pophal Memorial Dodgeball Tournament on Sunday, April 2, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Murphy Gymnasium in the Keller Center at the College. The event is open to the public. Enter campus at 1857 S. Green Road. Parking is free.

The double-elimination tournament among teams of six benefits Notre Dame’s Josie Pophal Women in Mathematics Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to dedicated female students pursuing degrees in mathematics and engineering at the College.

Those who would like to participate in the tournament do not need to have a team to register. No previous dodgeball experience or specific athletic ability is needed.

Registration is $10 per person, plus a $2.51 processing fee. All players must sign a liability and waiver form that will be provided the day of the tournament.

For those who cannot make the event and would like to make a donation, they can sponsor a team or a player or give online.

Registration also is online.

Pophal, M.B.A., one of the inaugural Marie Goetz-Geier Distinguished Professors of STEM and assistant professor of mathematics at the College, passed from cancer in 2017. Pophal’s widower, Mark, has presented the award commemorating his late wife at the College’s spring Honors Convocation. The Convocation each year celebrates students who have achieved academic and scholarship awards.

Additional information about the tournament is available online. Contact Donna Morlani.

March 2023

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Notre Dame College is a private, Catholic, liberal arts college in South Euclid, Ohio, committed to teaching students how to make a good living and live a good life. Founded by the Sisters of Notre Dame in 1922, the College offers bachelor’s degrees in 30 disciplines plus a variety of master’s degrees, certification programs and continuing and professional development programs for adult learners on campus and online. For more information, visit